At the beginning of the year I stopped eating meat, after educating myself on areas of the food industry I just decided to cut it out completely. I then started looking into the cosmetics industry as its an essential part of my job. I'd love to have a kit which is solely ethical/sustainable/organic etc. Unfortunately this won't happen overnight, but I have found some beautiful skincare brands that I now can't live without.
So far I haven't found the perfect make up- the pigments aren't quite there, and I'm yet to find a competitor to my favourite foundations, but Skincare is a totally different...
Back in December I had the enormous pleasure of assisting Stephane Marais on the M&S Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign. For any make up artist that doesn't know Stephane Marais look him up immediately, he is incredibly talented and totally inspirational. It was such an amazing experience I wanted to post up some of my favourites of his work. Also check out his book 'Beauty Flash' it's an essential for any make up book collection.
Some of Stephane Marais's beautiful work:
Just finished filming with the AMAZING Director Montse Lombard, look out for the beautiful NEW music video for the hypnotic Barbarossa. I'll post it up as soon as its out. Check out her other work it's stunning...
Working with the lovely photographer Harriet Drew and Stylist Alexandra Day.
The shoot was inspired by the story of Grey Gardens.
Prepping the wig at home, beautiful lace fronted wig from Ray Marston.
Recceing the location with Harriet and the shoot day.
1. KEVIN MURPHY 'Blonde Angel shampoo and Conditioner' £34.99
I've been bleaching my hair for a couple years now, I'm naturally dark brown so my hair needs some serious TLC. My hair is pretty porous so I lose any toner out of my hair within one or two weeks so purple shampoos are essential for me. Kevin Murphy is my new favourite purple shampoo it really transformed my hair, I leave both on for few minutes to let the colour work. Try to get it on as evenly as possible.
2. WELLA SP 'Hydrate Emulsion' £6.99 and 'Repair Mask' around £20
If that's still not enough a weekly...
1. EVE LOM 'Kiss Mix' Lip Balm £16
I've never really been a fan of lip balms (Vaseline/Carmex are too greasy for me) but I'm totally addicted to this one. Its quite menthol, gives a nice tingle to the lips which makes it feel like its really working. Great little highlight for the top of cheeks or brow bone.
2. TOPSHOP 'Head Over Heels' Blush £6
An amazing Designer I work with introduced me to this beautiful blush, now I swear by it. Its the prefect mix of pink/coral for the cheeks and great swept over your lips. Leaves a beautiful matte finish or give it a little dewy...
I love Isamaya Ffrench's work so I wanted to post these up. The prosthetic is so beautiful against the sleek styled hair...love it! It shows how make up artists use the face and body as a canvas for artistic exploration. Its art.
I found this amazing image, I wonder if its where she got her inspiration.